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Film Academy Blasts GoDaddy for Revealing Settlement Offers in Cybersquatting Lawsuit

By: Eriq Gardner

Nearly five years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences filed a massive cybersquatting lawsuit against GoDaddy, alleging that the domain registrar giant allowed its customers to buy domains like 2011oscars.com or betacademyawards.com, “park” that page and collect a portion of revenue from GoDaddy’s advertising partners on a pay-per-click basis.   681 more words


Oscars 2014: SAG Awards

The SAG Awards were tonight.

They’re an important awards show, but they’re also boring as shit. They never change the format at all. They start with the boring “I’m an actor” speeches, which are so poorly written. 871 more words


Oscars 2014: SAG Awards Predictions

Coming right on the heels of last night’s Birdman PGA win, we have the SAG Awards, which could provide a huge momentum swing in the favor of Birdman. 2,685 more words


Oscar Snubs and Best Picture Fiascos, Past and Present

The recent hand wringing over the lack of nominations for “Selma” beyond Best Picture was surprising, given the fact that most of the people writing about it should know that nominations are not given out of fairness or merit. 459 more words


Oscar's Diversity Woes: Why Protesters Got it Wrong

The industry’s lack of diversity definitely needs solutions. But the furor over the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards is a case of misplaced outrage. 691 more words


The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015)

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), is scheduled to take place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. 600 more words


Oscars 2014: BFCA Awards

The Critics Choice Awards were last night. Typically they’re a fairly good barometer for what’s going to win at the Oscars. You have to view it all in context, but they are very helpful. 1,381 more words